Vinehealth Australia’s new Strategic Agenda 2021-2026 has been officially launched by the Vinehealth Board.

This new Strategic Agenda continues the biosecurity momentum created under our previous strategic plan, Towards 2020. Our new plan identifies five priority areas essential to making the industry more resilient and future focused, and fulfils the functions detailed in our governing Act, the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Act 1995.

Those priority areas are:

  1. Creating solutions across the supply chain;
  2. Minimising pest impacts;
  3. Shaping the regulatory environment;
  4. Advancing our close connection with all stakeholders; and
  5. Cementing our capacity and capability to lead.

Our industry consultation included:

  • Distribution of the draft priority areas to 2,422 registered Vineyard Owners (our stakeholders) in an Industry Notice on 15 December 2020, calling for feedback by February 2021;
  • Notices in our December and January e-news advising of the development of the new strategic agenda and welcoming feedback on the draft priority areas;
  • Discussions with Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA);
  • Meetings with our state grape and wine industry bodies, the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA), Wine Grape Council of SA (WGCSA) and the South Australian Vine Improvement Association (SAVIA), seeking their feedback; and
  • Meetings with regional wine industry associations (Riverland, Barossa, Clare, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Limestone Coast, Langhorne Creek and Coonawarra), seeking their feedback.

The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, and suggestions received were carefully considered in creating the final version of the Strategic Agenda.

We will work closely with the South Australian and national grape and wine industry on delivery of this plan over the next five years.

Download the full Vinehealth Australia Strategic Agenda 2021-2026 here.

Download the Vinehealth Australia Strategic Agenda 2021-2026 Summary here.

Vinehealth Australia Chair Prue McMichael and CEO Inca Lee with the new Strategic Agenda.